Sunday, January 27, 2013

Upcycled Pine Tree Branch Candle Holder


When our office was about to dispose our Christmas tree early this month, I asked them if I could keep the trunk so I could use it for a craft project. I have been eyeing this birch branch votive set from Terrain and thought about doing a pine tree version.


I didn't have the right tools for this project so I was lucky that the carpenter from the maintenance department where my mom works was kind enough to help me. 


I asked him to cut the tree crosswise in 4 inches, 3 inches, and 2 inches. The smaller the diameter, the shorter the cut.


This was the result:


And then he sanded both ends to produce a smooth surface. The dust from the pine made the workshop smell like Christmas!


Sanding the surface also brought out the nice rings of the tree. Look at the pretty circles!



I traced the tea light candle on the wood and the carpenter drilled through it.


Here is the end product:


Different sizes from two to four inches tall.


They look nice when lit up.



You could still smell the pine tree and the sap is still there. I am thinking of applying a coat of varnish to protect the candle holders from insects.


You like? :)


I want to make more of these but the next batch of pine tree won't be around until Christmas time. I am considering a different tree though. I just need to look for a place to find good tree branches.



7 comments:

  1. So beautifull and natural i lov3 ♥♥♥

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  2. Socuute !


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  3. Amazing so gonna do this at xmas with my sisters tree. My mum loves the smell of pine so she'd love this as a gift as we cant have a real tree anymore!!

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    1. Great! This would be a perfect gift for your mom, Larissa :)

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